Lévy Gorvy opens a space in Hong Kong
After having opened an office in Shanghai a year ago, the New York (mega) gallery Lévy Gorvy is following the trend to join Pace, David Zwirner, Gagosian and Hauser & Wirth in Hong Kong.
Lévy Gorvy, who represent the work of several top-class Asian artists such as Zao Wou-ki and Tsuyoshi Maekawa, have announced the planned opening for March 2019, during Art Basel Hong Kong. The 2,500 square-foot space is situated in the St George’s building. More information available via artnet.
Theaster Gates joins Gagosian
2018 Nasher Prize-winner, Theaster Gates, will get a solo show at the gallery in New York in the spring of 2020.
The Chicago-based artist (b.1978) wasn’t previously represented by any galleries in New York, collaborating instead with Regen Projects in Los Angeles and White Cube in London.
A press release from Gagosian said, “After a period of intense activity and reflection, Gates has declared his desire to focus more intently on his own oeuvre and the artworks that come out of his explorations of value, economy, and material exchange in charged social contexts. As Gates’s first gallery representative in New York, Gagosian will support the realization of exhibitions and projects across the full scope of his praxis in the context of broader intergenerational and intercultural dialogues in today’s global art scene.” Read further via artnews.
Theaster Gates, Dirty Red, 2016. Decommissioned fire hose, wood, five panels, 60 x 260 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. LUNE ROUGE COLLECTION/NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER